Last Chance Stuff

This week has been an emotional one!  I learned early this week that my daughter and her partner along with my 6 month old grand-daughter will be moving cross-country because he has found a job.  Although I am thrilled that he has found work, (he’s been unemployed for a while), I am saddened that they will be moving so far away.  Currently they live an hour away in Denver and I’ve been averaging about a trip each week since she has been born just to hold and love on that sweet little girl.  Now we will be back to video chatting at least once each week like we did when my daughter visited India for six months several years ago.  That was nice, but it can never take the place of holding that sweet little bundle on my lap and repeatedly kissing those chubby little cheeks.  If you are a grandparent, you know how I am feeling.  We love our children with abundance, but when the grandchildren come around there is no feeling of love in the world that is greater.  I’m not sure I can explain it.

Okay…enough of feeling sorry for myself.  🙂

This week, after going to OnStage Las Vegas last weekend  and looking at the retiring list, I decided to create a little project using some of the retiring card stock.  Sorry, no video this month.  I decided that gift tags are always a nice little thing to have on hand because I am always giving some sort of gift.  Little 3 x 3 cards make the perfect gift tag size.  You can punch a small hole in the top corner, add a piece of twine and tie them to a gift bag handle.  Or you can place them into a small envelope and drop them inside the gift bag or attach them to the top of a wrapped gift.

I chose to use the retiring 2016-2018 In Color card stock; specifically Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy.  I could have used more, but I wanted to coordinate with the retiring Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. So…I made a little gift of…gift tags!   There are 4 in this set.  Four 3 x 3 envelopes would fit perfectly in the wood crate box along with the cards.  Heck, you could probably get 6 cards and envelopes in there.

I also used Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I’ve had this set for so long!  Even though it is retiring, I will not part with it.  It has always been my go to set when I needed just the right sentiment.  It is so old, it’s wood mount.  I bought it before Stampin’ Up! ever started offering anything other than wood mount.

If there is anything you want that is retiring, order before supplies run out!  Here is a link for the retiring list from the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog

As soon as I’m allowed, I will post a list of the stamps sets I have that are retiring and will be for sale at 50% off their original price.



Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!





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Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Card

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary card I made for my aunt and uncle; also my God-parents in Baptism.  Here is a photo of the two of them.  It was just taken this past August.

Aunt Jane and Uncle Sylvester--60 years together September 10, 2016 Photo taken August 23, 2015

My uncle is my father’s younger brother.  My father passed away in 2004, and their older sister several years before that.  My uncle reminds me a great deal of my father.  When I was a child, I used to spend weeks in the summer with my aunt, uncle, and my cousins Michael, David, and Lisa.  My cousins in turn would come and spend weeks with me and my family in the same summer.  It is a fond childhood memory that I will always have.

So, on September 10th they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Here is the card I made for them.

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Sixtieth anniversaries are diamond anniversaries.  I don’t know many people who make it to that wedding anniversary these days.  Anyway, the closest I could get to diamonds is the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper behind the silver foil birds.  Silver had to do for the rest.  I used the recently retired Ribbon Border Punch for the edges of the banner on the card.  I haven’t been able to get myself to part with it yet.  I also used a silver Encore Pad, also retired, and a Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot that isn’t a Stampin’ Up! item.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!




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